by Karen Jarldane and Dominique Susani
The stone cross in front of the altar is the true gem of the Basilica in terms of geometry, measurement, placement and it’s energetics.
You can begin to see this by all the orbs floating above it. When orbs are present in photos, many times they indicate a very special energy is there.This special energy starts underground with a crossing of a fault line and the same water vein that flows under the Virgin. This type of underground energy generates the characteristic golden yellow color found in apses dedicated to Saint Michael.
The churches dedicated to St Michael and their unique energy configurations have a specific function; to open the energy channels of the body. This is achieved by use of an old technique that creates energetic steam. The Taoists call this process Kan and Li (Fire and Water). You use the fire energy of a fault located under a water vein, “heating it” and this produces energetic steam. The steam allows cleaning to take place starting with the acupuncture points in the feet, then moving up to cleanse and open the 12 main organ meridians and 8 extraordinary Qi regulator channels.
We don’t know the date of the cross’s construction, but we can assume it dates from the post Templar period of the late 15th century, a time when the Head Master of the Hospiltallers in the region was Jean de Vallon. His family was from Quercy and his body rests in the only octagonal chapel of Rocamadour, meaning he had very close ties to this place.
The design of the cross is not a classic Templar design, nor is it a Malta Knight cross design. It falls somewhere between these two. Our best guess is that it was designed by the St. John of Jerusalem Knights, also called the Hospitallers, of whom Jean de Vallon was associated with, perhaps he was the designer of this cross!
The geometry of the cross calibrates the energy of the vortex. The octagon is featured in this cross and in the Master Builder tradition the octagon is the best transmitter of information because it is connected to the lymph and the circulation of water throughout the body. The geometry in the cross features the elements of earth, water, air, ether, and the energies of the sun and moon. The inner circle called primordial water and has the special ability to circulate the water in our body, cleaning the central channel and opening all the important centers of the body. It was probably used by the Hospitaller Knights for initiations because of its very special energetic qualities.
As we saw with the stone cross in St. Sauveur Basilica, some important energetic points are emphasized by measurement and design and this time it is by an octagon mosaic star with a ”M” in the center on the floor of Our Lady Chapel. The floor is reminiscent of Roman floor and wall mosaics and our best guess it was done in the 19th century during a time of restoration.
Dominique analyzed how this star octagon was designed and found it used the earth circle as the base. In the Master Builder tradition, the earth circle is the boundary between organized space and chaos. The 8 points touch the outer limit of the solar mandala or the earth circle. The different measurements used to design this star opens the root chakra first and then up through all the other chakras finally connecting you to heaven and earth. This star is powered by the underground earth energies of a water vein and fault.
In our third exploration of Rocamadour, we were lucky enough to join a tour to St Michael’s chapel. It is on the opposite side of the chapel of our Lady of Notre Dame. It is a tiny structure built into the side of the cliff and is a true St Michael chapel with it’s altar and apse over a fault line and water vein creating energetic steam for the cleaning of our energy systems. Most of the time this chapel is closed and you need to go with a guide to see it and the tour is by donation.
The crypt of St Amadour is a nice place, with nothing very special energetically to note. The Miserycorde chapel was built with the measurement of Rome and the energy inside is not really interesting.
Then the most surprising thing we discovered during our third visit was an octagonal chapel. Here you can find on the left of the entry, the “gisant” of our Hospitaller Master Jean de Vallon. We found it very interesting that he is resting in an octagonal chapel, given his connection to the Hospitaller Knights!
Some people say this is a funerary chapel, but in fact it is a John the Baptist chapel and in the middle you can see a big octagonal baptism font. This chapel has a nice airy quality, that makes your energy go up.
In conclusion, Rocamadour was built by Master Builders, most probably Templar Knights and is a nice place to enjoy an energy tune-up! It’s very high energy and is certainly a wonderful place to explore with your new knowledge of the Art of the Master Builders. The best time to visit Rocamadour is during the equinoxes and the first fifteen days of August when the energies are the strongest.
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Karen Jarldane and Dominique Susani
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